Bengaluru: State Govt Removed Hindi Signboards From Metro Stations

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Bengaluru: The Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) has removed Hindi signboards from some of the Metro stations in the city.

Hindi Signboards Removed BMRCL

According to the report, Hindi Signboards removed at Kempegowda Metro Station, Chickpete, K.R. Market and Jayanagar were removed. It all began with campaigns in the social media under the hashtag #Namma Metro Hindi Beda, which was followed by blackening of the Hindi signboards by members of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike.

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BMRCL was under tremendous pressure to remove Hindi from signage in metro stations  Twitted by BloreConnect

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah wrote request to Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Narendra Singh Tomar that the State government would ask BMRCL to remove Hindi signage from BMRCL reports to The Hindu

“The State Government is compelled to ask BMRCL to redesign their signages in Metro station, without using Hindi. It would be much better to follow a persuasive approach than a mandatory one,” the chief minister had said in his letter.